The hygrothermal behaviour of an outdoor ventilated crawl space with two different designs of the floor structure was investigated. The first design had 250 mm insulation and visible wooden beams towards the crawl space. The second design had 300 mm insulation and no visible wooden beams. One year of measurements was compared with simulations of temperature and moisture condition in the floor structure and crawl space. The measurements showed that the extra 50 mm insulation placed below the beams reduced moisture content in the beams below 20 weight% all year. A reasonable agreement between the measurements and simulations was found; however, the evaporation from the soil was a dominant parameter affecting the hygrothermal response in the crawl space and floor structure.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - Trondheim, Norway|
Duration: 11 Jun 2017 → 14 Jun 2017
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics|
|Period||11/06/2017 → 14/06/2017|